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What ‘Concentration Camp’ Means to Japanese Americans — The Rafu Shimpo

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— by J.K. Yamamoto: In recent weeks, the term “concentration camp” has come up frequently in the mainstream news media, with some using it to describe government facilities where migrants seeking asylum are being held, and others saying it is inappropriate.

With current events in mind, a program titled “What Is a Concentration Camp?” was held July 11 at the Japanese American National Museum. The speakers were Karen Ishizuka, author and chief curator at JANM, and actor/activist George Takei, a long-time member of the JANM Board of Trustees…

Image: Karen Ishizuka and George Takei answer questions from the audience during a July 11 program at JANM, courtesy of J.K. Yamamoto/Rafu Shimpo

July 22, 2019

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